Matt had 2 weeks off recently after returning home from deployment. We didn’t go on any cruises or fancy vacations, but enjoyed being home with movies and video games, working out together, walks and woods, good meals and tasty drinks, shopping, touring, and a whole lot of fishing. Matt discovered that fishing has the potential to be a fun and successful hobby here in this place that is filled with water and life, so we gathered supplies and went adventuring to different local fishing spots. There seems to be a lot more to learn about the sport to be successful at it, but it got us out exploring new places and learning about our area in a whole new way. Hopefully there will be more time in our life for hours of chilling with fishing poles now that Matt is back to work.
Cedar joined a tee-ball team a couple months ago. He has a cute uniform, a glove, and even a pair of cleats to wear with his orange knee socks. He’s so cute. He has been excited about it, about being on a team, learning to throw and catch, wearing a uniform. Tee-ball– being the kind of team sport in which the majority of what happens is a lot of standing around waiting until that brief moment of running the bases, and then more standing around waiting– may not be the chosen pursuit of our guy, but it is a start. Right now we’re dreaming of soccer for both kids when it starts in the Fall.
We said good-bye to the ocean with Jean on her last night here. We went at sunset to watch the magic of the water and sky, and it was very good indeed. I want to remember to get out of my house and witness the sunset more often, because it’s worth it.
We will surely miss you, Mama Jean.
Just some photos today of our little back-together family and Matt’s mom during her visit, checking out Jacksonville tourist spots. No photos of the spot themselves, I’m sorry to say! I guess I love those faces more than the places.
It’s nicknamed Boneyard Beach, and it is truly spectacular. I can’t wait to go back.